30 May '14, 3pm

Kevin Ham successfully defends UDRP against

SNF.com saved in UDRP decision. Kevin Ham’s company Vertical Axis has successfully defended a UDRP filed against its domain name SNF.com. S.P.C.M. SA filed the complaint. It appears to be affiliated with a company that owns SNF.fr. The complainant tried to argue that Vertical Axis was “willfully blind” to its trademark when it registered its domain. Of course, there are lots of companies and organizations that use three letter acronyms. Three letter domains can often be considered generic. The panel determined that willful blindness is limited: The Panel accepts that a registrant cannot be “willfully blind” to whether the disputed domain name may violate trademark rights. The question however is what amounts to “willful blindness”. The primary obligation on a registrant is set out in paragraph 2 of the Policy and that obligation is to determine if its registration violates...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/30/kevin-ham-snf-udrp/

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